On August 5, 2008, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall of KeO bicycle pedals which are made in France. They are distributed in the U.S. by Look Cycle USA, based in San Jose, California. About 40,000 pairs of these pedals are being recalled because the steel axle inside them can break.

So far, 14 reports have been submitted of incidents where a pedal broke, including seven which caused minor injuries such as bruises and cuts. These pedals have been sold separately from bicycles, between January 2004 and July 2007 and prices were between $100 and $500.

The recalled models are:

  • KéO Classic
  • KéO Sprint
  • KéO HM
  • KéO Carbon

You can see the model name on the side of the pedal, printed in white letters. The dates are stamped on the pedal. If you have any of these pedals, you should stop using them and take them to an authorized Look Cycle dealer.

Alternatively, you can call Look Cycle USA at 866-430-5665 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Pacific time on weekdays. Their website is at www.lookcycle-usa.com.

Defective products are being recalled constantly. At Robert W. Kerpsack Co., we have a lot of experience winning fair compensation for people injured by hazardous products. If you have been injured in this way, please call or email us today for a free consultation.